OCBA Member Elizabeth M. Weldon has been named as a 2021 Legal Eagle by Franchise Times for the eleventh consecutive year. In 2020, she joined the Legal Eagle Hall of Fame, a designation reserved for the best franchise attorneys in the industry.
Franchise Times® Legal Eagles is an annual list featuring the industry’s top lawyers, the rainmakers, the go-to attorneys, adversaries and clients alike. It includes dedicated professionals, available whenever their clients need them, steeped in knowledge about all things franchising. The list is built with nominations and recommendations from clients, peers and other legal professionals.
Weldon is a Certified Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law, The State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. She concentrates her practice on business litigation and franchise litigation. Weldon represents both large and small businesses and franchisors in commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract, tort, class action, business competition, franchise, trademark and trade dress claims.
Weldon is an active member of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising and is a current member of the Forum’s Governing Committee and the current Finance Officer. In 2020, she co-hosted the ABA’s 43rd Annual Forum on Franchising, Franchising in Focus @ Home. Prior to taking this larger role in the Forum, Weldon has been invited to speak at events sponsored by the Forum or the International Franchise Association on multiple occasions. She has been published as a chapter author in The Annotated Franchise Agreement and as a co-author of 2018 Annual Developments for the ABA Forum. In August 2020, Weldon was welcomed into the Fellows of the American Bar Association.
In the community, Weldon has been involved with Girls Incorporated® of Orange County for more than ten years, serving on the Board of Directors from 2011 to 2019 and as President of the board from 2016 to 2017. She has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America®, Franchise Law (2016-2021) and the Southern California Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, Franchise/Dealership, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation (2007-2016).
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